David Bradley

David Bradley, owner of Bradley Engineering, Inc., in Bellingham, popped by the studio for the second episode of the Real Estate Unveiled! Podcast to discuss the latest in structural engineering issues.

Bradley Engineering is a full-service structural engineering firm that addresses structural needs in a variety of settings. These include residential, multi-family, small retail businesses, manufacturing, industrial, wood-framed construction, steel fabrication, solar panel installations, retaining walls, and more.

During the podcast, Tim, Liz, and David examine several structural subjects, including:

• When are foundation cracks serious?

• How do you know if a foundation crack is active or historic?

• When are interior cracks a cause for concern?

• What are general fixes for the most common foundation issues?

• How much do foundation fixes cost?

• How can you tell what elements are load-bearing in a home structure?

• What is involved with seismic retrofitting? 

Links for Seismic Retrofitting

• Simpson Strong-Tie:

• Project Impact:

More about our guest: David Bradley has been a practicing engineer for 31 years. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2001, David and Isabel started Bradley Engineering. For 17 years, Bradley Engineering has been serving Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Snohomish, and King Counties with clients that include homeowners, designers, architects, contractors, business owners, business managers, and nonprofits. His areas of expertise include structural engineering on buildings and equipment, including virtually all wood-framed, steel, and concrete construction. David is also well-versed in seismic retrofitting of existing buildings and OSHA fall protection.For more, subscribe to our newsletter at If you have questions or comments about home inspections in general, tweet me (@AIHomeInspect).